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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 1:00PM ET

Day 1:  Innovations in Freight Data Workshop – Virtual Conference

1:00PM

Welcome and Opening Plenary Session:

1:45PM 

Panel Discussion: Informing Decision-Making with Freight Data

2:45PM

15 min Break

3:00PM 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

1A.  Estimating E-Commerce: Understanding Parcel Activity

1B.  Measuring Freight Flows for Roadway Infrastructure Decision-Making

1C.  Connecting Freight Infrastructure and the Economy: Data for Planning

4:15PM 

Interactive Showcase Session


Welcome and Opening Plenary Session: (45 min)

Innovations in Freight Data Workshop Welcome:  Alison Conway, City College of New York

  • Keynote Speaker:  Jannine Miller, Georgia Department of Transportation

Panel Discussion 1:  Informing Decision-Making with Freight Data (60 min)

Session Moderator:  Caroline Mays, Texas Department of Transportation

  • Hannah Walter, California Transportation Commission 
  • Eric Caris, Port of Los Angeles


Breakout Sessions  1A-1C (75 min)

1A. Estimating E-Commerce: Understanding Parcel Activity

Session Moderator:  Alison Conway, City College of New York

  • Limon Barua, Modeling Household Online Shopping Demand in the U.S.: A Machine Learning Approach and Comparative Investigation between 2009 and 201
  • Tinotenda Jonga, Residential Loading Berth and Delivery Activity Study 
  • Christopher Lamm, Approach to Estimate a Last Mile E-Commerce Delivery Trip Matrix 


1B. Measuring Freight Flows for Roadway Infrastructure Decision-Making

Session Moderator:  Nikola Ivanov, University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory {CATT Lab)

  • Allan Rutter, Using GPS Waypoint Data to Identify through Urban Truck Movements for Consideration of Truck-Bypass Alternatives 
  • Christy Willoughby, Beyond Roadside Traffic Counters: Breaking Big Data’s AADTT Barrier  

1C. Connecting Freight Infrastructure and the Economy: Data for Planning

Session Moderator:  Casey Wells, Texas Department of Transportation

  • Blanca Serrano-Rivera, Presidio Freight and Trade Transportation Plan: Identifying Trade-Based, Economic Development Opportunities Using a Data-Driven Approach 
  • Jenna Goldberg, Evaluating Freight System Importance – Incorporating Economic Data to Evaluate Supply Chain Movements Captured Within Freight Data 
  • Derek Cutler, Incorporating Economic Data into Freight Planning: A Framework for Making Sense out of Noise 
  • Paul Bingham, Data for Sub-County Region Freight Flow Estimation for Freight Planning 


Interactive Showcase Session (60 min)

  • L.D. White, Truck Congestion Analysis Tool (TCAT) 
  • Jeffrey Brauner, DredGIS+: Data-Driven Dredging Planning for the Port of New York and New Jersey 
  • Katerina Koliou, Analysis of Truck Movement during Evacuation by TTMS 
  • Mark Berndt, Improving Commodity Flows with Private Sector Bill of Lading Data 
  • Kanok Boriboonsomsin, Improving First- and Last-Mile Freight Movement Efficiency through Connected Vehicle Application          
  • Christopher Ryan, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Metro District Freight Database Tool for Communicating Freight Data to Public and Private Stakeholders 
  • Talie Lerner, Northern Alameda County Truck Access Management Plan: Understanding Freight Patterns with Big Data 
  • Yuandong liu, Estimation of Crude Oil Movements for the Freight Analysis Framework Using Data Fusion 
  • Stephen Yoon, SCAG Heavy-Duty Truck Model Enhancement Using Multiple Sources of Freight Data 
  • Nicole Katsikides, Applied Freight Fluidity for State DOT Decision-Making 
  • Dan Seedah, Pilot Integration of Big Data into Freight Transportation Planning and Operations 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:00PM ET

Day 2:  Innovations in Freight Data Workshop – Virtual Conference

1:00PM

Panel Discussion:  Procuring New and Innovative Data

2:15PM

15 min Break

2:30PM

Spotlight Session 1:  New Data and Analytical Approaches for Addressing Critical Freight Issues

3:45PM

15min Break

4:00PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

2A.  Freight Demand Modeling Innovations

2B.  Ports and Ports of Entry: Measuring Freight Activity in Multi-Modal and  Disrupted Environments

2C.  Speed Round:  The Truck Parking Problem: Measuring Activity to Inform Solutions


Panel Discussion 2:  Procuring New and Innovative Data (75 min) – presentation and facilitated Q&A

Session Moderator:  Donald Ludlow, CPCS

  • Robyn Bancroft, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI); and
  • Tom Murtha, Senior Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).


Spotlight Session 1:  New Data and Analytical Approaches for Addressing Critical Freight Issues  (75 min)

Session Moderator:  Carl Vesper, Post Holdings

  • Dan Forbush, Developing Freight Data into What-if Scenario Analyses for Freight Planning: Location-Based Disruptors for Texas Freight Movements 
  • Sanjeev Bhurtyal, A Policy and Infrastructure Evaluation Model of Commodity Flows through Inland Waterway Ports 
  • Olcay Sahin, Analysis of Urban Freight Flows and Last-Mile, Retail Goods Movement Over Time Using Inference with GPS Trajectory Data 

Breakout Sessions 2A-2C (75 min) 

2A. Freight Demand Modeling Innovations

Session Moderator:  Monique Stinson, Argonne National Lab

  • Mason Perrone, Rhode Island Truck Trips Origin and Destination Analysis 
  • Rajesh Paleti, A Multi-Commodity Air Freight Origin-Destination Demand Analysis 
  • Howard Slavin, A New Method for Truck Trip Assignment for Statewide, Interregional, and Nationwide Models 
  • Felix Roeper, Reducing Road Freight Transport Costs and Emissions by Means of a Data Platform for the Exchange of Time Windows in a Pick-up and Delivery Process 


2B. Ports and Ports of Entry: Measuring Freight Activity in Multi-Modal and Disrupted Environments

Session Moderator:  Eric Fredericks, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

  • Magdalena Asborno, Assigning a Commodity Dimension to AIS data: Disaggregated Freight Flow on an Inland Waterway Network 
  • Mario Monsreal, Data Integration and Analysis to Estimate Cross-Border Freight Fluidity 
  • Katherine Turnbull, Using Multiple Data Sources to Analyze the Impact of the Expanded Panama Canal on Texas Ports and Landside Access 
  • Daniel Smith, Multi-perspective Analysis of Pandemic Impacts on U.S. Container Trade 


2C.  Speed Round – The Truck Parking Problem: Measuring Activity to Inform Solutions

Session Moderator:  Dan Murray, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) (invited)

  • Tom McQueen, Using Existing Data Sources to Determine Unauthorized Truck Parking Locations 
  • Makarand Gawade, Statewide Analysis of Truck GPS Data to Understand Truck Parking Utilization 
  • Roger Schiller, Using ATRI Truck GPS Data for Freight Planning in a Rural Area 
  • Sebastian Guerrero, Expansion of GPS Data to Estimate Truck Parking Demand 

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 1:00PM ET

Day 3:  Innovations in Freight Data Workshop – Virtual Conference

1:00PM

Spotlight Session 2:  New Approaches to Address Persistent Freight Data Gaps

2:15PM

15 min Break

2:30PM

Panel Discussion:  Freight and Surrounding Communities: Measuring Impacts to Inform Infrastructure Decisions

4:00PM

Closing Session


Spotlight Session 2:  New Approaches to Address Persistent Freight Data Gaps (75 min)

Session Moderator:  Kathleen Hancock, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

  • Hyeonsup Lim, A Two-step Approach for Truck Load Factor Estimation Based on the Travel Monitoring Analysis System Data Using K-Means Clustering and Gaussian Mixture Model 
  • Majbah Uddin, Evaluating Public Perception Towards Autonomous Goods Delivery Services Using Social Media Data 
  • Koti Reddy Allu, Investigation of Lidar Intensity for Anonymous Fleet-Level Truck Characterization 
  • Guoliang Feng, An Investigation of Classification by Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Categories using Advanced Single Inductive Loop Sensor 


Panel Discussion 3:  Freight and Surrounding Communities: Measuring Impacts to Inform Infrastructure Decisions (75 min)

Session Moderator:  Akiko Yamagami, Los Angeles Metro Rail (LA Metro)

  • Juan De Lara, Center for Latinx and Latin American Studies, University of Southern California
  • Sue Dexter and Robert Binder, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
  • Wilma Franco, Southeast Los Angeles Collaborative

Closing session (60 min) – Key Takeaways

Facilitator:  Donald Ludlow, CPCS